18 June 2008
A LONDON DELFT POLYCHROME BLUE-DASH ROYAL PORTRAIT CHARGER
Painted with Charles II in blue with manganese hair, his coronation robes, crown and sceptre enriched in ochre, his crown flanked by the initals CR, standing on a hatched pavement with a lion behind his feet, flanked by two stylised two-tiered trees within a double blue line and yellow border and blue-dash rim, the footrim pierced for hanging and the underside with a buff slip and lead glaze, some slight glaze damage to centre, a chip to underside of rim at 6 o'clock and other small rim chips and flaking
12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm.) wide
G. F. Glenny, sold Sotheby's, 24 July 1956, lot 38.
Mrs. P. A. Robinson, sold Sotheby's, 15 May 1979, lot 57 (Moor Wood Collection no. 22, label attached).
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Billington, sold Christie's London, 27th February 1989, lot 134.
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See Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware (London, 1984), no. 85, for an example of similar type inscribed WR and dated 1695.
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